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This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their declarer and defensive play. The class will run with students shuffling, dealing and playing 7-9 hands per session. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Instructor will guide declarer on each hand as to the best plan and strategy to succeed. No book needed. Students may either pay for all 10 weeks at the start or pay as they go using the drop-in fee. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Ann Arbor Senior Center member $100 / non-member $120. Drop-in fee is $10 member / $12 non-member per class.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Bladwin Avenue. AASC members $100/$10; others $120/$12.. 734.794.6250. [map]
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Every Mon. (except May 13 & 20), Apr. 8-June. 7. Yoga For Mamas is a hatha postnatal and prenatal yoga class honoring mothers and babies during the childbearing year. Practicing yoga during this time can help to relax the mind, strengthen the body, alleviate discomfort and support the growing bond between a mother and her baby. Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to bring awareness to the changes in the body that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Class is held in a warm, supportive space with an emphasis on celebrating the journey to mothering! Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $18 (7-week pass, $110; 14-week pass, $190). 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Donald Schweim, a community gardener with 20+ years of gardening experience, will try his best to answer all of your organic gardening questions! Special emphasis will be on how to adapt gardening techniques to make them accessible! Interested gardeners will learn about companion planting, organic pest control, fertilizer and more! Participants can also suggest subjects that they are interested in learning more about. All ages and abilities are welcome!DATES AND TIMESMondays: March 25th, April 8th, April 29th, May 13th, June 3rd, from 1-2:30 pm.REGISTRATION INFORMATIONThere is a $4.00 registration fee for the series of classes. Limited need based scholarships, are available.Please register for the class by contacting Ava at email@example.com, or at 734-971-0277 x-55. Interested participants MUST register by March 20th!
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Donation. $4. (734) 971-0277 ext. 55. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve declarer skills. The main part of the course deals with play of the hand as declarer. Other parts include bidding reviews, defense, and more. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then play hands for the last 30 minutes. The text may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1302 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play, learn advanced bidding conventions and do play practice with analysis. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first hour. Students will then shuffle, deal and play hands during the last hour. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. We will be working on chapters 8-9 in the text which may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore if you didn’t take Part I or II. The conventions will be done by handout. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
Lecture by Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center; and David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Director, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. Learn about batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding domestic violence and alcohol/other drug use/abuse to interrupt the batterer. Free CE for addiction professionals is offered. Dawn Farm is a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. email@example.com http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
This meditation and healing series artfully balances the scientific and the spiritual. In this five-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness to wake up to your life, increase your vital force and open to the deep peace and wisdom within you. You will learn how to move through stagnant self-protection patterns and engage deeply with your life, your feelings and the divine within. All faiths and spiritual practices are honored in this amazing series. April 18: Foundations of Mindfulness - Learn what mindfulness is and how it works. April 23: Mindfulness and Acceptance - Learn how you can use meditation to heal emotional wounds.April 30: Working with the Mind - Learn how to harness the mind's tendency to attach to words and images. May 7: Listening Within - Learn to listen to the wisdom inside your own heart and soul. May 14: Affirmation and Healing - Learn how to maximize the gifts you receive from within.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. 734-330-5048. firstname.lastname@example.org www.centersoflight.org [map]
Mastering complex medical terms can be hard. UMHS Interpreter Services' Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes it easier.This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. The course teaches the Word Building Technique, which helps you decipher medical terms by dividing them into three basic parts: the prefix, root and suffix. By learning common prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you can easily make sense of even the most complex terms. It’s a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way to learn medical terminology.Medical Terminology and Body Systems is open to everyone. It is language neutral, and all materials and instructions are presented in English. If you're a medical interpreter, the course is an ideal way to prepare for the National Certification exam and/ or to earn continuing education hours.
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4. $280. 734-936-7021. EducationDivision@med.umich.edu http://umiservices.osoutfitters.com/interpreter/ [map]
Marketing departments are often charged with defining the strategy and direction for mobile applications. In the changing mobile landscape, apps are getting more sophisticated, as are user expectations. What is the right mobile strategy for achieving today's business objectives?Dianne will offer attendees the current lay of the mobile app land, including how to reach people on the devices they're using now, and how to blend form and function to deliver a great app to your target audience.Dianne Marsh, co-founder of SRT Solutions, has deeply rooted expertise in software programming and technology, including manufacturing, genomics decision support and real-time processing applications. Dianne works with Unix, Windows, Java, C#, and C++ in enterprise-level applications, and has deep experience with a variety of graphical user interface libraries. A member of Women Presidents Organization, Dianne is also active in CodeMash and various Java user groups.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
Class meets Wednesdays, May 1 - July 17 We will focus on the evolution of human cognition from sight to language and how it affects what we think we "know." Some questions to be addressed: how sensory knowledge is constructed by the brain; what the brain "knows" that it doesn't tell our consciousness; why and how language evolved; how language reveals or hides the knowledge process. Class taught by Bill Birdsall. Web familiarity is expected. Before enrolling, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/evolution-of-cognition/
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and student discounts.
Gretchen's House, 2625 Traver Blvd. 734-681-0477. email@example.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
In these Thursday morning sessions, you will learn a practice somewhat similar to Chinese acupressure but which also draws on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. You can decide what would be of the most benefit to you, whether weekly sessions or a class now and then. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and a blanket. Instructor Ramesh Narula has been practicing yoga and meditation for 58 years and has facilitated workshops in 12 countries. The class is free; a donation to the Ann Arbor Senior Center is welcome.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. (734) 794-6250. [map]
Come to the Ann Arbor CIL for a series of Poetry Workshops this May designed to teach you about poetry and explore and develop your creative writing skills. Join other writers in your community as you work towards better expressing yourself through words. There is a $5 registration fee that covers all four weeks of classes. Scholarships Available.Class Schedule:History of Poetry– May 2nd 1-3PMTypes of Poetry– May 9th 1-3PMPoetic Devices– May 16th 1-3PMFunction and Symbolism– May 30th 1-3 PMPlease Register by Thursday, May 2ndContact Melissa at (734)971-0277 x27 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
United States, 3941 Research Park Drive. $5. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborcil.org [map]
George Hedgepeth, survivalist and plant enthusiast, shares his deep knowledge of edible and medicinal plants in this walk through the countryside. We will learn about many plants in different habitats. We'll also collect plants for a meal, which we will prepare and enjoy together.Price $45, Kids 6-12 yrs. half price, 5 yrs. and under freeAll young people must be supervised.Pre-payment required. Registration form available at http://tinyurl.com/am3gxwk.
Mulberry Hill Farm, 13187 Macon Rd, Saline. $45. 734-531-8330. email@example.com [map]
Your home should reflect your personality and your lifestyle. But if it doesn't, where do you start when it comes remodeling?This informative workshop will show you where to start, provide guidelines for choosing the right team to fit your needs, and outline the steps to achieve your goals with inspired design. You will learn what to expect from the remodeling process and the benefits of the Design Build TEAM approach versus competitive bidding. Smooth, stress-free remodels are all about preparation. The Design Build process will help you take control of your remodeling project and budget and ensure a positive experience from design through construction.Our workshops are always free, always fun, and of course we will have delicious snacks. Because space is limited, advance registration is required. We hope to see you there.
Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor, 179 Little Lake Dr. Free. 7347618403. firstname.lastname@example.org http://designbuildworkshop.blogspot.com [map]
Learn how to use the 3D Printers at All Hands Active! Includes:- Basic instruction on how to use the 3D Printers at AHA.- Use of 3D Printer beyond class!- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, and upgrade the machines!Basic class plans:- Access common resources for the Maker Bot- Create a simple printer friendly 3D Model in SketchUp or OpenSCAD- How to print this model on the maker bot- Common issues/baby sitting techniques If you have a laptop, bring one! It would be great if you could install SketchUP or OpenSCAD. This class is limited to 8 people, you can guarantee your spot by pre-registering at: http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/We are asking $10 to $15 for this class.
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. 734-904-9595. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com [map]
Join us for this 6-week introductory course designed for modern-day mystics. Classes include teachings on the inner spiritual path, meditation, soul, light, prayer and blessing. Classes offered on an ongoing rolling basis, join us when you can.
Ann Arbor Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. (N. Main just before Hwy, on left). Free. 734-330-5048. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [map]